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Common Health Conditions

Designed for people who are looking to enter into or progress within the health and social care sector.

Every  hour someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s disease; there are  approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK every year – that is more than  one every five minutes; and one in six of the UK population have some  form of hearing loss. These health conditions, along with others such as  arthritis and dementia, affect a substantial proportion of the  population. A good understanding of common health problems is essential  in any care environment.

Course Content

  • Develop knowledge within health and social care settings

  • Service delivery and care

  • Contribute to monitoring the health of individuals

  • Understand conditions such as arthritis, stroke, dementia and Parkinson’s disease

Mandatory units

  • How to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions